Organisational governing documents
Hort Innovation’s Constitution outlines the company’s priorities as the new representative body for Australian horticulture:
- Provide leadership to, and to promote the development of, the Australian horticulture industry
- Increase the productivity, farm gate profitability and global competitiveness of the horticultural industries by the strategic allocation and investment of levies, Commonwealth contributions, producer contributions and monies received from investors in research, development, extension and marketing funds, programmes and services
- Support capacity building by maintaining a diverse range of research, development, extension and marketing services providers
- Promote and further the interests of Australian horticultural industries overseas in relation to the export, sale, distribution and consumption in countries other than Australia
- Be accountable to levy payers, producer contribution payers, investors and the Australian Government for the company’s use of levies, producer contributions and payments from investors
- Engage in any other activities for the benefit of members, levy payers, producer contribution payers, Australian horticultural industries, co-investors and the Australian community generally.
Note, the current Funding Agreement between Hort Innovation and the Australian Government has been extended by the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources as at 1 February 2019 to 27 December 2019. This can be viewed at Hort Innovation’s Funding Agreement – Deed of Variation 2019.
In addition to the company’s Constitution, Hort Innovation was established under, and is managed by, legislation and regulation. The following documents outline the scope and legalities of Hort Innovation as an RDC and corporate entity: